Burning down the brewery: establishing and evacuating an ancient imperial colony at Cerro Baul, Peru.

  title={Burning down the brewery: establishing and evacuating an ancient imperial colony at Cerro Baul, Peru.},
  author={Michael Edward Moseley and Donna J. Nash and Patrick Ryan Williams and Susan D. deFrance and Ana Miranda and Mario Ruales},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={102 48},
  • M. Moseley, D. Nash, Mario Ruales
  • Published 29 November 2005
  • History
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Before the Inca reigned, two empires held sway over the central Andes from anno Domini 600 to 1000: the Wari empire to the north ruled much of Peru, and Tiwanaku to the south reigned in Bolivia. Face-to-face contact came when both colonized the Moquegua Valley sierra in southern Peru. The state-sponsored Wari incursion, described here, entailed large-scale agrarian reclamation to sustain the occupation of two hills and the adjacent high mesa of Cerro Baúl. Monumental buildings were erected atop… 

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